Junior School Co-Curriculum

Both the teaching staff and the Parents’ Association spend much effort and time organising various out-of-class activities. There are the Chess, Computer and Art Clubs meeting every week and various competitions and tournaments entered. All the boys take part in the Christmas and end-of-year theatrical productions. Confident and competent participation is always the priority. And not a month goes by without a visit to, or a visit by, some educational or recreational addition.  All our Juniors have the option of enrolling in the One of a Kind after-school programme, where their physical and intellectual appetites are catered to with a mixed diet of homework, snacks, games and sport.

Click here for our special brochure which covers After-School Activities for the whole Junior School for the school year 2016-2017.

SPORT

Each Form receives 2 periods of sport/P.E. every week. 3rd – 6th Form play rugby once a week with occasional Saturday morning matches. Gymnastics also features strongly in the P.E. Curricular. The school has developed coaching partnerships in the community with Ranelagh Gaels GAA Club, Merrion Cricket Club and Pembroke Hockey Club.

The sports played in the programme will change from term to term and will include:

    • Tag rugby
    • Basketball
    • Rounders
    • Dodgeball
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • GAA
St.Conleth’s Physical Education Programme Junior School
1st Class 2nd class

Tuesday

2nd Class

Thursday

3rd/4th Class

Tuesday

3rd/4th Class

Thursday

5th/6th Class

Tuesday

5th/6th Class

Thurday

Week 1 Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Into To rugby Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
week 2 Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Into To rugby Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
week 3 Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Into To rugby Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
Week 4 Movement Drills/

Fun Games

Into To rugby Football Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
Week 5 Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Intro to rugby Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
Week 6 Throwing and Catching Intro to rugby Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
Week 7 Throwing and Catching Intro to rugby Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe Rugby Dodgeball
Week 8 Throwing and Catching Intro to rugby Football Rugby Football Rugby Football
Week 10 Evasion Games/
Movement Drills
Intro to rugby Throwing and Catching Rugby Dodgeball Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
Week 11 Evasion Games/
Movement Drills
Intro to rugby Throwing and Catching Rugby Dodgeball Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
Week 12 Evasion Games/
Movement Drills
Intro to rugby Throwing and Catching Rugby Dodgeball Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
Week 13 Evasion Games/
Movement Drills
Intro to rugby Football Rugby Dodgeball Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
Week 14 Striking and Throwing intro to rugby Throwing and Catching Rugby Dodgeball Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
week 15 Striking and Throwing intro to rugby Throwing and Catching Rugby Dodgeball Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
week 16 Striking and Throwing intro to rugby Football Rugby Football Rugby Ultimate Frisbbe
Week 17 Passing drills Tag rugby Dodgeball Tag Rugby Basketball Basketball Tag Rugby
week 18 Passing drills Tag rugby Dodgeball Tag Rugby Basketball Basketball Tag Rugby
week 19 Passing drills Tag rugby Dodgeball Tag Rugby Basketball Basketball Tag Rugby
week 20 Passing drills Tag rugby Football Tag Rugby Basketball Basketball Tag Rugby
week 21 Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Tag Rugby Dodgeball Tag Rugby Basketball Basketball Tag Rugby
week 22 Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Tag Rugby Dodgeball Tag Rugby Basketball Basketball Tag Rugby
Week 23 Movement Drills/
Fun Games
Athletics Dodgeball Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Athletics
week 24 Throwing and Catching Athletics Football Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Athletics
week 25 Throwing and Catching Athletics Strike and Field Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Athletics
week 26 Throwing and Catching Athletics Strike and Field Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Athletics
week 27 Throwing and Catching Athletics Strike and Field Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Athletics
week 28 Athletics Athletics Strike and Field Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Atheltics
week 29 Athletics Athletics Football Athletics Volleyball Volleyball Atheltics
week 30 Athletics GAA Athletics GAA Rounders Rounders Cricket
week 31 Movement Drills GAA Athletics GAA Rounders Rounders Cricket
week 32 Movement Drills GAA Athletics GAA Rounders Rounders Cricket
week 33 Movement Drills GAA Athletics GAA Rounders Rounders Cricket
Time timetabled
Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Venue Sports Hall
Herbert Park
Old Belvedere RFC
Merrion C.C.
Irishtown Stadium
Term term time only
Teachers Gavin Maguire
Shay Keenan
Tony Kilcommons
Eoin Sheridan
David Kirk
Barry Gleeson
Alex O’Brien
SWIMMING

Each Form will complete 10 weeks of swimming instruction in Sportsco Leisure Centre as part of their PE curriculum. The swimmers are grouped according to their level of ability. The pupils will be transported to and from the pool by bus on Friday afternoons.

Time Friday afternoons
Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Venue ESB Sportsco
Term 10 weeks
Teachers Sportsco Instructors
REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS

St Conleth’s Junior School enters teams into all Asssociation of Independent Junior School events as well as various Primary School Leagues.

Currently we have representative teams in the following activities:

  • 3rd-6th Form rugby teams
  • Leinster Primary Schools Chess League (2 teams)
  • Leinster Primary Schools Tennis League
  • Age grade swimming teams
  • Age grade athletics teams
FRENCH

All classes receive tuition in French. 5th and 6th Form will follow the DELF Junior French Language Programme in association with the French Ministry of Education. This diploma is recognised throughout the world.

Time timetabled
Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Venue classroom
Term term time only
Teachers Alice Galea
Eoin Sheridan
Richeal Dillon
ART

Art classes are taken by each form in the dedicated art room each week. Many examples of the work of our talented artists are on display in frames in the hallways. All the pupils in the school submit work for competitions during the year as well as pieces for personalised Christmas calendars etc.

Time timetabled
Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Venue Art Room
Term term time only
Teachers Louise Halpin
Sarah Long
MUSIC AND CHOIR

All classes in the Junior School receive one period
of music tuition per week: music theory, as well as
instruction in percussion and recorder. 2nd – 6th
Form students are encouraged to participate in the
School Choir which performs regularly.

Time timetabled
Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Venue Music Room / School Hall
Term term time only
Teacher Eimear Hartnett
DRAMA

There is instruction for each class in speech and drama by Mr. Howe every week. The boys and girls will be encouraged to perform in front of their peers. Self-confidence and self expression benefit greatly by these classes. The pupils are well prepared for performances at Christmas and summer. The pupils also undertake the Irish Board of Speech and Drama examinations.

Time timetabled
Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Teacher Pat Howe
DEBATING

The huge debating tradition in the Senior School is reflected in the increased emphasis on debating in 5th and 6th Form. Both 5th and 6th Form will have one combined period of instruction each week with improved selfconfidence and self-expression the ultimate goal of the exercise. There will be in-school competitions between the classes and also between the Junior and Senior School.

Time timetabled
Class 2nd – 6th Form
Term term time only
Teacher Ann Fallon
COMPUTERS AND PROGRAAMMING

There is one period of instruction in the computer room for each form from our computers teacher Mr. Travers.

The pupils will become familiar with the important functions of MS Office as well as being kept up to date with the latest technology.

The pupils learn to create impressive cards for special occasions and are instructed in coding and encouraged to design and create their own computer games in class.

Class Junior Infants – 6th Form
Venue Computer Room
Teacher Mike Travers

Early Drop Off

EARLY DROP-OFF SUPERVISION

We understand that working parents may need to consider an earlier drop off to school. To help you, we have an Early Drop Off Supervison between for Junior Infants – 3rd Class. You can drop your child off at any time during this time, safe in the knowledge that they will be brought to class in plenty of time. The Junior School is open for 4th/5th/6th Form pupils from 7.45am, there is no formal supervision until 8.45am, but if parents of 4th/5th/6th Form would like formal supervision, they are welcome to join the early morning drop-off.

Time Mon – Fri: 7.45am – 8.30am
Junior Infants  – 1st Form
Time Mon – Fri: 7.45am – 8.45am
2nd – 3rd Form
Venue School Canteen
Term Full year – excluding school holidays and summer break.
Price €10 per week / €320 per year
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie

After School – Junior School

PIANO

St Conleths is delighted to confirm that So-Young Yoon will be returning to teach piano in the Junior and Senior School for the academic year 2016/2017. So- Young made amazing progress with her young charges last year. Her teaching programme offers:

PIANO LESSON PROGRAM

  1. My First Piano Lessons
  2. Exam Preparation – Royal Irish Academy of Music grade exams.
  3. Classical – learn to play Mozart or Chopin without having pressure of exams.
  4. Pop, Rock and Jazz – learn to play your favourite artists music.
Time after school
Class 1st – 6th Form
Venue Music Room
Term 10 weeks (30 minute classes)
Teacher So-Young Yoon
Price €250 per child
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie
Contact lennonr@stconleths.ie
GUITAR

St. Conleth’s College are delighted to welcome Concert Guitarist Darragh O’Neill to the Junior School Extra-Curricular Music Programme, where he brings his wealth of experience to inspire your child by putting them in charge of the music they actually want to learn. Giving children scope to express themselves with contemporary music they enjoy learning and playing will give them confidence and keep them interested while they acquire new skills and learn to read (and write!) music. They won’t even know they are learning theory, as it becomes an easy yet integral part of their tuition.

Darragh recognises in each child their unique learning style and varied musical tastes, which is why he adapts his teaching, style for every child.

Time after school
Class 1st – 6th Form
Venue Music Room
Term  30 minutes x 10 weeks
Teacher Darragh O’Neill
Price €250
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie
Contact lennonr@stconleths.ie
TENNIS

There is a long tradition of tennis coaching in St Conleths Junior School. We are pleased to continue this lunch time option for the academic year 2016/2017.

Time lunchtime sessions
Class 1st – 6th Form
Venue Herbert Park Tennis Courts
Term 10 weeks
Teacher Ciaran Redmond
Price €85
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie
FENCING

St Conleths has a long tradition of Fencing, starting in 1939. Since then St Conleths has produced Olympian and International fencers as well as Irish Champions both at Senior and Junior level. There are now 2 fencing clubs that fence in St Conleths on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings – Salle Dublin and Pembroke Fencing Club.

Time Friday · 1.45pm – 3.15pm
Class 1st – 6th Form
Venue School Canteen
Term term time only
Teacher David Couper
Price €170 per year
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie
SAILING

St Conleth’s Junior School is delighted that sailing tuition will continue as an extra-curricular activity once again. Sailing takes place in the Royal St. George’s Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. The course will utilize the RSGYC 1720 keelboat yachts.

Time 3 x Fridays from 9th September
Class 5th – 6th Form
Venue Royal St. George’s Yacht Club
Term term time only
Teacher club instructors
KARATE

Activities like karate are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Martial arts help teach self-discipline, socialisation skills and concentration.

A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or master. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention.

Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colors until black.

Time Starts September 7th!

Wednesday – 1.45pm – 2.45 pm
Junior Infants / Senior Infants

Time Wednesday – 3.00pm – 4.00pm
1st – 6th Form Classes
Venue School Hall
Term term time only
Teacher Ed Charmont
Price 200 per year
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie
GOLF

Golf is a popular sport in St. Conleth’s Junior School. There are group lessons organised by the parents in Leopardstown Golf Club on Saturday afternoons during term time. A golf team represents the school in the AIJS competitions.

There are internal outings organised during the year and a Golfer of the Year trophy is presented at the end of the school year.

Time Saturday afternoons
Class 3rd – 6th Form
Venue Leopardstown Golf Club
Term term time only
Teacher Leopardstown G.C. Teaching Pro.
Price TBC
CHESS

After-school Chess Lessons (* New Term from January 2017)

Grandmaster and teacher Alexander Baburin, the No. 1 ranked player in Ireland.
Grandmaster and chess teacher Alexander Baburin, the No. 1 ranked player in Ireland.
Time Thursday · 2.45pm – 3.45pm
Class 1st – 6th class
Venue classroom
Term

(Dates)

17 weeks

12th, 19th and 26th of January, 

2nd, 9th and 16th of February

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of March

6th and 27th of April

4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of May

Teacher Mr Alex Baburin
Price €120 per child or €180 for two siblings
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie

 

St. Conleth’s Chess Teams

 

The Junior School is quickly gaining a strong reputation in Chess. We are currently Leinster Primary School League Champions and All Ireland ‘Chess For All’ Champions for the second year running.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT INCLUDING EENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

ESL – English as a Second Language

  • For those that have recently moved to Ireland and would like some extra tuition in English.
  • For those who have moved school from a different English speaking educational system and would like extra tuition to catch up on gaps that may not have been covered in the previous school.
  • For those that have a learning difficulty and would like extra support and guidance.

A 10 week individualised programme would be drawn up in consultation with the class teachers and parents, and where necessary the Special Needs Co-ordinator. At the end of the 10 weeks a report will be given to the parents and class teacher and if needed another 10 week programme can be set up. One to one tuition will be organised.

Time lunchtime sessions
Class 1st – 6th Form
Venue Herbert Park Tennis Courts
Term 10 weeks x 40 minute class
Teacher Staff Member
Contact Mr Kilcommons, kilcommonst@stconleths.ie, to arrange a time and teacher for this class.
Price €200
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie

 

CODING

For students who want to develop their skills further, there is after school Coding Classes run by the Academy of Code. Payment is made directly to Diarmuid. diarmuid@theacademyofcode.com

Time Wednesday 3pm
Class 2nd – 6th Form
Venue Computer Room
Teacher Diarmuid O Muirgheasa
Payment Payment is made directly to Diarmuid. diarmuid@theacademyofcode.com

After School – Preparatory School

MINI TENNIS (Monday)

Mini Tennis is an innovative programme for young children. It’s structured and game based, and it makes learning tennis easy and fun. It also teaches independence, with all children getting a chance to participate.

We work on positive discipline! This works by:

  • Creating a good relationship with the young people in your charge
  • Being a good role model
  • Listening to the view of child members and agreeing codes of conduct with them.
    Children like security and boundaries in which they know they are safe
  • Having clear simple rules reducing the amount of ‘grey areas’ that children can manipulate
  • Being calm and reasonable
Time Monday – 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Class Junior Infants – Senior Infants
Term 3 x 10 Weeks
Teacher Michelle Prendiville
Price TBC
Payment Can be made directly to Michelle Prendiville 087 8143148
COOKING (Tuesday)

A fun activity that provides children with the basics of food preparation as well as an introduction to hygiene and safety.

A very hands on after school activity, where children prepare food themselves which can be taken home for baking and consumption.

Time Tuesday 1.45pm-2.45pm
Class Junior Infants – Senior Infants
Term 8 classes
Teacher Elaine Dunn
Price €96
Contact Payment is made directly to Nurit Scholtes 087 7557720 nurit@te-amins.nl
KARATE (Wednesday)

Activities like karate are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Martial arts help teach self-discipline, socialisation skills and concentration.

A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or master. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention. Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colors until black.

Time Karate starts on Sept. 7th!

Wednesday – 1.45pm – 2.45 pm

Class Junior Infants – Senior Infants
Venue School Hall
Term term time only
Teacher Ed Charmont
Price 200 per year
Payment ‘Easy Payment Plus’ on www.stconleths.ie
PLAYBALL (Thursday)

Playball offers a multi-skill programme of sports activities, fundamental movement skills and games for children age 2-8.

Our programmes are age specific and the curriculums follow a progressive pathway from the basic building blocks of jumping, throwing, rolling, hitting, catching, kicking to learning a variety of sports skills, to having fun with mini games of tennis, hockey, cricket, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and much more!

Time Thursday – 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Class Junior Infants – Senior Infants
Term commences 22nd September 2016
Teacher Elaine Dunn
Price €90 per term
Contact Elaine Dunn
Email: elainedunn01@gmail.com
Text: 086 872 4591